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Old 11-26-2005, 08:21 PM   #21
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The only good thing about this film was Joe Spinell. Without him there is no movie. The story was weak, the direction was stiff, and the acting was at times very bad, but it was Joe that made it watchable. And those "effects' were cheesy.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:25 AM   #22
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And those "effects' were cheesy.
Your fucking kidding me, they were amazing.. the head explosion ranks with the best right under scanners..

As for the story, it's your typical 80's slasher movie.. the story was par for the course.. and stiff direction nah.. it's directed with more of a clinical feel. Which only makes it more disturbing and adds to the film ten fold.
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Old 11-28-2005, 02:43 PM   #23
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Holy fuck was this movie BRUTAL! I've never see such good gore in a film before. Savini should have won an academy award for his work. The film had everything I like... violence, gore, tits, and brutality.

I rank this one a 5/5 and I'm considering getting the dvd. It was funny seeing Gazzo from Rocky in a lead role. He fit it perfectly.
I have to agree with this. I watched it for the first time about 2 months ago. Loved it. Had a disturbing storyline to it. It is now my second favorite horror film behind the original TCM.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:08 PM   #25
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I thought it was ok. Id give it 3/5. I tohught that the story wasnt too original, but what is anymore?
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Old 11-29-2005, 03:48 PM   #26
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I tohught that the story wasnt too original, but what is anymore?
Well it was made like 25 years ago.. You make it sound as if it just came out last year, and made you yearn for the movies of your youth. All of what, four years ago?
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I thought it was ok. Id give it 3/5. I tohught that the story wasnt too original, but what is anymore?
wasn't too original? what movie was like it at the time? Most slasher films werent first person POV with that of the killer. Here, Frank Zito is the main charecter. He's emotional, disturbed and unsettling... what William Lustig does is brings us directly into that disturbed world. He killed his victims to combat the abuse he had a child, and scalped them to place their hair and clothing on manniquins... how the hell is that not original?? haha I absolutely love this movie... its a gem of its own that wasnt scorned by unessesary sequels... its a diamond in the rough when compared to the generic formula of slasher films in the 80's decade.
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:40 PM   #28
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Default I saw MANIAC about a week ago (SPOILERS)

and I didn't like it. There were a few cool scenes--the scene where the killer shoots the guy through the windshield was good--but overall I'd personally give it a 3 or 4 out of 10. The acting sucked; the storyline sucked; the score sucked; and all of those shots with the killer in his roomful of mannequins and talking to himself (or "Mommy") got old fast. The ending was totally illogical. The cops walk in, take a cursory look, and walk out; then the killer opens his eyes...?

Sorry. This one did nothing for me, personally.
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:47 PM   #29
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Alright , like I said b4 we all have opinions while I dont see a difference between the 2 I could understand your point and it does make sense.
he is right, you have movies that focus on how many people the person can kill in an hour and a half (ie, slasher) and you have a movie that focuses on the killer more and their motivation behind the killings, they kill less but you know why they kill (ie, serial killer films). I see the difference perfectly.

I also see why people wonder what this fits into. I would personally put it in a serial killer catagory, sure he kills a lot of women but its not mindless killing, the movie focuses on his thoughts, his drives, and his desire to stop as he does know its wrong. The ending also displays exactly how fragile his mind is, something you dont find in a slasher film.

Its not a fantastic film, but it is a film every horror/slasher fan should see. Its dirty, and its the killers intentions that makes it dirty but that also gives it more substance than your everyday slasher. Its well done, I recommend it.
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I've wanted to see this for a while and i bought it a few days back, still havent watched it though. I find it kind of funny that i buy it and then find a thread on it.
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